11 April, 2009

Reunions, Starbucks & 'Brilliant'!

My lovely friend Ami moved to Atlanta, December of last year. We knew each other in them there olden days when we both lived in Eastbourne. When I left England to move here I didn't really think I'd ever see her again.

Well life happened and Ami went to Australia (y'know, how you do) met her love and got married. Ami & Steve moved to Atlanta, chosen for its somewhat central location - a direct flight to England and a short drive to North Carolina where Steve's family live.

*grace takes needed deep breath from short history catch-up*

So, when Ames moved here it was the most amazing thing. Especially as we thought we'd never see each other again. (We obviously had forgotten about plane travel and video calling).

Then to make it even more exciting, her parents came to visit! We rendezvous'd at Starbucks mid way between our houses for an hour of joy and giggles.

This post is to document our reunion.

A Mother-in-Law/Son-in-Law moment
(Jilly was very excited about the photos she was taking without wearing glasses. They were 'brilliant'!)

Ames, me & Mum Jilly

Pensive Dad McLachlan

This picture may look completely pointless but it's not. I wanted to show you that Starbucks has a mini library. Isn't that cool? And there's no fee, you just replace what you take with another book. And when I say 'take' I mean the 'take-to-your-house-and-keep-forever' kind of 'take'. Yes, believe it.
It's called the Starbucks Exchange.

Here we all are! It was so wonderful to reconnect with these lovely people. Ooh and if it works out we'll be able to stay with Jilly & Ian on our leg to England. YAY!

Sending love to Ian, Jilly, Ames & Stevie!

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